Whether used in soup, stir fried, served cold or as part of a nabe hot pot menu, udon noodles are ubiquitous in Japanese food culture. But before we delve any deeper, you may be wondering: What exactly is udon?
Though sake has been around for thousands of years, it's relatively young in America. Whether you're sipping in California or tasting in New York, the United States offers an eclectic array of traditional and craft sake breweries to explore.
The history of the Japanese baikingu is a fascinating one, but the real appeal is the delicious food. Luckily, it isn't hard to try one of these all-you-can-eat buffets for yourself at a Japanese hotel or Japanese-American restaurant!
It seems like every region in Japan has its own take on curry. Here, we break down five of the most popular local variations: Hokkaido shika deer curry, Okinawa bitter melon curry, Hiroshima oyster curry, Echizen squid curry and Tottori pear curry.
During the many festivals that take place in Japan throughout the year, street vendors sell a wide range of sweet and savory Japanese street foods. Some of these may seem strange but they are all very tasty.
Featuring everything from unique regional dishes to 3-Michelin-stars experiences, Japan should be a destination for every foodie traveler. From Tokyo to the far reaches of Okinawa, food culture and traditions are alive and well in these ten towns.
Donburi is a rice bowl with flavorful toppings. Consider trying these five popular donburi dishes the next time you visit a Japanese restaurant. You might also try making some of them yourself!
Whether you realize it or not, you come in contact with washoku — the character, culture and social abstracts of Japanese cuisine — every day. Explore the surface of washoku's place in world cuisine here.
The California roll was invented by a master sushi chef in the 1970s, in an effort to entice Americans to try sushi. The “safer” looking roll contains no raw fish, and today still serves as an introduction to sushi for many.
Ready to take the nabemono plunge? Jump right in by learning the five main styles.